On November 5 and 6, four Columbia distinguished faculty members and researchers from the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons will participate in a symposium on Primary Immunodeficiencies and Immune Dysregulation organized and hosted by Clínica Alemana-Universidad del Desarrollo.

Participants from 23 countries gathered at the Paris Center on October 5 and 6 as part of a workshop of the Women and Gender in Global Affairs Network (WGGA) convened by Yasmine Ergas, director of the Gender and Public Policy specialization at Columbia SIPA.

The Paris Center inaugurated its fall 2018 cultural season with an event that brought dancers, choreographers, and health professionals together to highlight the project Re-Creation by Loba, which uses dance as a tool for the physical and psychological transformation of victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In July, the Paris Center hosted a day-long workshop with the Youth Climate Leaders (YCL) program, an initiative developed by SIPA alumna Cassia Moraes. This inspiring program, which won the 2017 MIT Climate CoLab Contest and was presented to President Obama, aims to build the next generation of climate leaders by providing them with the unique opportunity “learn more about climate change in theory, understand it in practice, and work on hands-on projects with other young people.”

The elderly population in India is likely to reach around 300 million, according to a United Nations report, accounting for 20% of the total population of the country by 2050. In order to provide increased attention to the needs and challenges of aging, the Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai organized two events on October 8, 2018, that were led by Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Associate Professor at the Mailman School of Public Health and Interim co-Director of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center.

Can the culture and language of Indian cinema be successful across national boundaries?  What are the processes through which film celebrities in Mumbai become global stars? As a part of its Mumbai as a City of Knowledge initiative, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai addressed these questions through a public discussion with Aseem Chhabra, writer, journalist and alumnus of the School of Journalism at Columbia University, that was moderated by Dr. Ravina Aggarwal, Director of the Center. Mr. Chhabra serves as the Film Festival Director of the New York Indian Film Festival and is one of the leading journalistic contributors covering Indian cinema in the United States. He is the author of two acclaimed biographies, Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, The Star and the recently published Priyanka Chopra: The Incredible Story of a Global Bollywood Star.  

Columbia University is pleased to offer the following scholarship opportunities across disciplines for prospective students from India. Please contact the program directly for more information. 

On October 10 and 11, 2018, a workshop for the Urban Displacement Alliance was held at the Columbia Global Centers | Amman, bringing together strategic partners to discuss the vision of the Alliance and the best approach towards achieving its goals.